Visiting London On A Budget? Here’s What You Need To Know


London isn’t known for its great value for money, indeed, a pint of beer will cost you a good portion of £10 these days and inflation has meant that everything from dining out to a pack of crisps at the supermarket has increased to a noticeable degree. That being said, guests of accommodation Hyde Park London shouldn’t get too nervous checking their bank account before their trip. If you plan in advance, a visit to London can actually be quite cheap, you just need to know where to look.

From great value hotel rooms at the Park Grand London Hyde Park to cheap theatre tickets, these are some of the best examples of how to enjoy London on a budget. Whether you’re visiting for a week or a month, when you scratch under the surface, London can easily be a great value tourist destination.

Book Off Peak

It might be obvious to many, but booking holidays in London during the school breaks will see a rise in hotel and transport prices. If you can, book in the months of January, March, November or May to capitalise on better value flights and great value prices for Hyde Park Hotel London rooms.

Utilise Oyster Card Benefits

If you’re a British resident visiting London, you might be eligible for the Under 25, Under 30 or Senior Railcards. These railcards get you a third off train tickets, but can also be linked up to your Oyster card so you can enjoy the same discount on off-peak underground and bus travel. Oyster cards cost £5 from most train stations.

Make The Most Of The Free Museums

London is famous for its many free museums, many of them known for being some of the best and most expansive in the world. The permanent exhibitions at museums such as the Natural History, V&A and British Museums are world famous, whilst the British Museum is the largest museum on human history in the world. It’s worth pointing out that many of the temporary and touring exhibitions at these museums may require you to pay an admission fee, as is the case at art galleries like the Tate Modern and Britain and the National Galleries.

Discount Apps For Your Trip

With the post-pandemic rise in digital apps, many businesses in London are drawing in new customers through promotional link ups with mobile apps. Whether you’re looking for a cheap restaurant in Hyde Park or you want to try a new cuisine (there are many in London), TooGoodToGo is a street food app fighting food waste. The app provides discount meals from restaurants, cafes and market stalls that provide pick up times for its users. You’ll eat great food at a fraction of the price!

Another thrifty app for finding discounts is TodayTix, which offers on the day theatre tickets and seat upgrades, all with reviews of the show you’re booking too! There are many more discount apps available for London visitors, simply search them up online and give them a download.